Economic department temporarily lifts moratorium on vending permits as of May 15 to June 1

Thereafter moratorium in place until May 2015
PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Department of Economic Licenses and the Control Department that falls under the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunication, hereby informs a temporary lifting of the moratorium on vending permits as of May 15th until June 1st.
The Ministry TEATT is of the opinion that in the general interest and preservation of the economic development of the market, guidelines are established for the issuance of vending permits.
Minister of Ministry TEATT Hon. Ted Richardson in reviewing the policy and taking into consideration that the country is heading into the low season, has lifted the moratorium that was established on February 17th, 2014, for a two week period, from May 15th to June 1st.
After the 1st June date has surpassed, the moratorium will be in place for a period of one-year, until May 31st, 2015. Only vending permits for less than 21-days, are exempted from this moratorium (e.g. Carnival and special events).
For applicants who submitted the required documents and information prior to the implementation of the moratorium, those will be processed. Incomplete requests cannot come into consideration for a vending permit.